On Your Toes Dance Academy in Tamarac, FL, offers a variety of dance classes for children. We focus on children's interests whether it be recreational or serious training. We offer a comprehensive Classical Ballet curriculum, as well as Jazz, Contemporary, Tap, Hip-Hop, Modern and our NEW Acro/Tumbling class.
Our curriculum begins with our Pre-School program for children 2 through 6 yrs. old, and is followed by either a recreational track or a more focused track for more serious and committed students. Our Intro to Dance classes introduce older children to Ballet, Tap and Jazz. These students can later transfer into the Upper School division of the school where students train more seriously and formally. Ballet classes require hair in a bun along with the assigned uniformed level leotard; Ballet is required at least twice per week for Upper School students but Hip-Hop, Acro and Dance Technique can be taken without the Ballet component.
Point work is a huge part of being a Ballet dancer. Most schools simply do not offer Pointe classes as the Ballet is not an integral part of the curriculum. At On Your Toes Dance Academy, our dancers are usually ready for Pointe work around age 11-13, with hard work and dedication. The Ballet production is performed on Pointe by our Intermediate and Advanced students. On Your Toes has performed many full-length Ballet stories such as Giselle, Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake. It is the highlight of the school's annual December performance.